Sevilla decline offer to sign Victor Valdes from Manchester United

Victor Valdes

La Liga side Sevilla have reportedly rejected the chance to sign Victor Valdes.

Cast aside by Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, the most action Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdes is seeing during games right now, is from the stands.

However, his representatives are clearly working hard to change that situation, by getting in contact with a wealth of clubs far and wide, to find a suitable destination for the 33-year-old.

One of the clubs to whom Valdes has been offered, are Europa League winners Sevilla, according to Spanish radio network Cadena SER. Unfortunately for the former Barcelona star, the firm response from the Sanchez-Pizjuan was a negative one.

Despite leaking eleven goals in their last two games, the spectacular 5-4 UEFA Super Cup encounter with Barcelona, followed by a remarkable 6-4 friendly defeat away at AS Roma, there are said to be plenty of reasons Sevilla have declined the services of Valdes.

Even with those heavy defeats, the Sevilla coaching staff retain full confidence in their current two first-choice options, Portuguese international Beto, and Spanish youngster Sergio Rico. Likewise, they're also sceptical that Valdes can offer any significant improvement on those options.

Without any significant match action since moving to Old Trafford, after recovering from his serious knee injury and leaving Barcelona, there are doubts as to whether Valdes is the top-class goalkeeper he used to be in La Liga.

Meanwhile and with that rejection, the agents of Valdes will now have to focus their efforts elsewhere. Reports from Turkish outlet Milliyet situate Besiktas with ongoing interest, and having already opened negotiations.

After rumours appeared last month that Seattle Sounders were interested, claim that a number of MLS clubs are monitoring the situation of Valdes, keen to make him a marquee signing.

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